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Subutex And Oxycodone
Yes: At equipotent dosages, they have the same potential to alleviate pain via their action at mu opioid receptors. Side effects may be different. ...Read more
DEPENDS: It literally depends on the strength of the dose. It's like asking what weighs more - a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? There are dosages of the oxycodone and hydrocodone that are relatively equal (supposedly) in potency or pain relieving strength. But medications (and dosages) can affect everyone differently. ...Read more
What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Yes: Yes, they all three narcoticsGet a more detailed answer ›
Survival: Believe in yourself. Think of it as a war with many battles. Visualize you as the winner. Send in the entire military. Prepare mentally, physically, spiritually, socioeconomically. Engage. Triggers are enemy spy & must get rid of early on. Walk, jog, run, bike, swim, jacuzzi, message, acupuncture, etc. See addiction specialist. Meds for symptoms. Tune into survival mode. More art less science. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the pros/cons and differences between suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone for heroin addiction?
Many: Each form of treatment is different , suboxone is a partial agonist and anatgonist which can induce precipted withdrawal when used with opioids, it can be prescribed out of a data licensed physician office. Methadone is a full agonist advantage inexpensive prescribeed at a Methadone cliniccon tolearnce and use of other narcotics.Naltrexone is a anatagonist that is requires abstinence can be costly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Where can I find information on pain killers vicodin, percodan, (oxycodone and aspirin) oxycodone?
Depends!: Ok to use for what purpose? Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a brand of generic hydrocodone plus Acetaminophen (tylenol). In other words, it's used for to control pain that isn't relieved by non-narcotic means. Hydrocodone is an addicting opioid, similar to but less powerful than oxycodone & morphine. ...Read more
No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: If you have an oxycodone habit - are physically dependent on the - and you take a Suboxone, you will experience withdrawal, which can be severe. If you are not, the suboxone will pretty much completely block the effect of the oxycodone. If suboxone is prescribed to you, your prescriber needs to educate you. If you are taking these without prescription, get some help with your drug problem. ...Read more
Not exactly: When it comes to opioids or narcotics it is the dose that determines strength when comparing medications. However, oxycodone is a direct agonist or stimulator of the receptor for opioids so it can be more potent but suboxone tends to bind to the receptor with an affinity that is quite strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 12-15 hours long enough time after taking oxycodone to take subutex without getting early withdrawal, its for chronic pain not addiction.
Yes, long enough.: Half life of oxycodone, how long it takes to clear half of oxycodone, is about 3.5 hours. It takes about 5 X 3.5 hours to clear most of dose. 12-15 hours clears about 80% of dose. Subutex should not cause withdrawal from oxycodone at 12-15 hours (since it partially blocks the opioid receptors), and it can actually block withdrawal if you are stopping oxycodone after chronic usage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on subutex 8 mg 3x daily for 7 years now and I have to have a vigorous surgery in my sinuses and to my gums yet the surgeon is only saying he will write oxycodone 7.5/500 for after surgery.
So...: The pain meds your surgeon is willing to give you is quite adequate for almost every surgery that can be performed. That strength would knock me out. I don't prescribe that strength very often myself. Unless you are a drug addict with a long history of such abuse...You should be just fine. And thank the doctor for watching out for your health, by not overprescribing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing shoulder, back, neck pain(severity: severe) (side: both), also headaches, results of 2 car accidents. I have fibro, carpal tunnel, & scoliosis. Is Subutex better for me than narcotics(oxycodone, etc..)?? I'm allergic to naloxone.
Does anyone know of any doctors in the lincoln, ne area who can help me with a suboxone/subutex program?
Specific questions?: Buprenorphine is active ingredient, but doesn't have the blocking agent naloxone in it. It is usually used only in the early stages, to determine how much medication you need, or may be used in pregnant women where naloxone is often avoided, or in people allergic to naloxone. It is a partial agonist that stops withdrawal and reduces craving without getting people 'high'. www.suboxone.com. ...Read more
What works for you: There is no right or answer at this time. Some prefer a rapid taper, & this may be okay if you've been on for a short while. A gradual planned taper may be most effective if you've been taking this long term. Withdrawals will set in, but will be less intense which can be managed by "ancillary" medications prescribed by your doctor. Educate yourself about the bio-psycho-social model & spirituality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Mostly acute pain or breakthrough pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Roxicodone (oxycodone): is used for moderate to severe pain. It may be also used before surgery to slightly sedate the patient and reduce fear. ...Read more